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Arnoldichthys spilopterus (Boulenger, 1909)
NIGER TETRA
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Arnoldichthys spilopterus (Boulenger , 1909)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Alestidae (African tetras)
Etymology: Arnoldichthys: Because of Johann Pane Arnold, born in Germany, 1869-1952 (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Boulenger .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672 )

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Africa: lower Niger and Ogun rivers in Nigeria (Ref. 2880 , 81279 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2880 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 14. Diagnosis: scales distinctly larger above than below lateral-line; 8 teeth in outer tooth row of upper jaw; parietal fontanel absent (Ref. 2880 , 81279 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on worms, insects and crustaceans. In aquaria, female lays up to 1000 eggs, after vigorous driving by the male, which hatch in 30 to 34 hours (Ref. 7020 ). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51150 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Paugy, D. , 1990. Characidae. p. 195-236. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Tome I. Coll. Faune Tropicale n° XXVIII. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren et O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, 384 p. (Ref. 2880 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Vulnerable (VU)  (B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)); Date assessed: 30 April 2006

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

 

Updated: 2020-01-20 09:44:36 gmt
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